Wednesdays – Farmers Market

Visit the link below for the Monroe Village Farmers Market details!

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10/2 – Flower City AmeriCorps is recruiting

Flower City AmeriCorps is recruiting for the 2017-2018 program year

Start date: October 2, 2017

End date: September 15, 2018

Excepting applications through August 2017 with rolling admission

Living Allowance:

Full Time Living allowance: $12,530 for the year. $501.20 bi-weekly.

Half-time Living Allowance: $6265 for the year. $250.60 bi-weekly     

Hours per week: 40 FT or 20 HT

Areas of focus:

Urban Issues, Family, Poverty and hunger, Youth, Community Engagement  and Development, Human Services, Civic Engagement, Education, Healthy Lifestyles

Interested applicants can also go to and follow the directions there to apply online, or complete the attached application and mail it to or drop it off at 400 Dewey Avenue.

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Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens 18 and Younger

Summer Meals is back, offering kids 18 and under a fresh, healthy, and free meal that fits in with their on-the-go style.  Provided by the City of Rochester, Foodlink, or the Rochester City School District, kids can eat food that will keep them full and satisfied without spending a dime or leaving their favorite activities!  

 Summer meals can be found at R-Centers, schools, churches, neighborhood programs, and lots of other places kids spend the summer.  Continuing this year, kids can visit the traveling Summer Meals Food Truck at 9 locations, 540 WestMain, Conkey Corner Park, Samuel Torres Park, Arnett, Lyell, Lincoln, Maplewood, Phyllis Wheately Libraries, and the corner of Northland and Goodman streets. New this year, Rec-On-The Move will be serving meals at each of their stops this summer. Best of all, parents don’t have to take extra steps to get their kids involved – just drop in during the designated mealtime.

 To find a location, look for yellow banners with the brightly colored “Summer Meals” logo around your neighborhood! For a complete list of locations and meal times visit or dial 2-1-1. 

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Foodlink’s Curbside Market: Bringing Healthy Food to You

The Curbside Market will be visiting over 85 unique sites across 8 counties in Foodlink’s service area this season. Attached is the summer site schedule, which includes Wednesdays, 12:15 – 1:00 at Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Avenue. Curbside Market offers an incentive program for SNAP uses: Double Up Food Bucks. Every dollar that a customer spends with their SNAP benefits will be matched by a dollar’s worth of coupons (up to $10/person/day). This program has helped stretch the food budget of over 1,500 SNAP customers last year, a number we hope to double in the coming year.

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Curbside Double Up Hand Out

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Adopt a Storm Drain!

Have one that looks like this in front of or near YOUR house or apartment?  Are the leaves decomposed and now packed in and on the grate itself?  Won’t you take a few minutes (and a pair of gloves!) to clean it off?  With all this rain… clean drain covers will alleviate flooded streets!

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Monroe Library – Did You Know?

Monday, August 14 , from 6:30 – 7:30 Saxophonist Doug Stone and The Doug Stone Quartet will perform. 

The Monroe Branch now offers Notary Public services.  Patrons are advised to call ahead to make sure the Notary Public is on duty before coming in.

Postage Stamps are sold at the circulation desk.

First Friday Coffee Hours continue.

Wednesday 1:30 Book Discussions continue.  7/19 The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld.  8/16 The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

Teen Summer Reading Program & Teen Book Club is under way – it’s not too late to join in!

Tail Waggin’Tutors – Read to gentle therapy dogs!  Saturday 7/8 and 8/12 at 12:30. 

and More

Monroe Library July August 2017

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Dog Park @ Cobb’s Hill is Open!

Register you dog today! 

The City of Rochester will open a new Dog Park at Cobb’s Hill Park in the next few days and city dog owners are encouraged to register their dogs to play in the park.     In order to obtain a Dog Park Permit, owners must have a City dog license and proof of rabies vaccination. Permit applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in room 100A of City Hall, 30 Church St. City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

The Dog Park will be operated as a pilot program through the end of 2017. During the pilot period, only city residents with a licensed dog can register for this dog park. There will be no fee for a permit during the pilot period.     Owners will be issued a blue City of Rochester Dog Park medallion, or tag, which will signify that the dog has a permit to be in the park. Owners will also be given a pass code to open the Dog Park gate.     The new City Dog Park is located on Norris Drive, immediately east of the softball diamonds. The Dog Park will be open from dawn to dusk, which are the hours of operation of all City parks.    Learn more at:       Permit application is attached here -> DOG PARK PERMIT without Payment.

No City staff will supervise the dog park. It will be the responsibility of users to keep the park safe and clean.

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8/8 – Meet the Primary Candidates Night

Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 pm | Doors Open at 6:30 |Roger Robach Community Center | 180 Beach Avenue

All candidates for the Offices of City of Rochester Mayor and Rochester City Council are expected.  Each candidate will have a brief period for introductions and to address the issues they feel are most important. After all of the candidates have had an opportunity to speak, written questions from residents will be presented by the moderator.  All candidates within that race will have an opportunity to answer the questions.  There will be time to mingle with the Candidates after the moderated portion of the evening.

 Program hosted by Charlotte Community Association (CCA).  Supported by Many Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, a coalition of neighborhoods across our city. UMNA is not aware of any Meet the Candidates Night closer to us and are not in a position to host an event ourselves.  CCA has offered this event many times in the past, I expect it to be very well-run.

 If you are not familiar with the Roger Robach Community Center, here is your chance!  It’s at Ontario Beach Park, at the end of Lake Avenue, on the west end of the beach (this great community space is on the second floor of the original beach bath house). Park in Abbott’s parking lot, right across the street.  Arrive before 7 to enjoy the view or stroll the beach.

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August UMNA Meeting

Tuesday, August 1 | 7:00 | New Life Presbyterian Church | All are Welcome

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$25,000 Reward

****$25,000 Reward****

Up to a $10k reward offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and up to

$15K reward offered by anonymous donors through Crime Stoppers

On Saturday night, June 24th, 2017, at around 10:42 pm, Officer Jeremy Nash of the Rochester Police Department was shot while driving northbound on North St.  The shooting occurred on North Street between Alphonse Street and Bernard Street.  The individuals responsible for that shooting have not been located.  The RPD and ATF are seeking help from members of the community.

Individuals with information leading to the arrest & conviction of the individual(s) responsible may be eligible for the REWARD

Please contact

  • Crime Stoppers :   By phone: 585-423- 9300 or 911          
  • By Text to: CRIMES (274637)  Key Word “SAFETIP”                        
  • By Web-Tip:
  • ATF @ 888-ATF-TIPS
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